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Ferro and Corinthians celebrate on Group B opening day
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Ferro and Corinthians celebrate on Group B opening day

SAO PABLO (Brazil) - At the start of the DIRECTV Liga Sudamericana 2019 Group B, the Argentine team of Ferro Caril and hosts Corinthians celebrated their firsts victories in the 2019 edition of the regional league.

Ferro defeated Defensor Sporting, 73-64, in the match that started Group B in Sao Paulo.

The team from Buenos Aires had an effective start, to create a 10-point lead that remained for the rest of the game.

Ferro was led offensively by team captain Kevin Hernandez who scored 13 points and captured 6 rebounds. John De Groat led the offense for Defensor Sporting with 18 points.

The hosts of Group B debuted at the DIRECTV Liga Sudamericana with a 90-66 win over Las Ánimas.

Arthur Pecos led the way for the hosts with 18 points and 8 assists. For the Chilean club, Kristian Clarkson was the best with 19 points and 6 rebounds.

Tomorrow on the second day of Group B, Corinthians will face Defensor Sporting, while Las Ánimas will face Ferro Carril Oeste.